Denison University's Intermediate and Advanced Painting students present an opening reception for "From Hill to Home: An Exploration of Risk," an exhibition of new paintings.
The Exhibition will be on display from Friday, March 1, through Tuesday, April 30. Each student created two unique artworks for display that exemplify their own interests and curiosities while simultaneously regarding the appropriateness of the host site: the allotted gallery space, hanging systems, and viewership all positively obstruct each student's approach to painting. Conceptually, students responded to the landmark essay discussed in class, Avant-Garde and Kitsch (1939), where author and art critic Clement Greenberg makes the case for art that promotes a genuine culture as opposed to the mere imitation of it. Students have considered their own position to Greenberg's discussion on kitsch, showcasing how their artistic practice associates to what he criticized as fake art: formulaic, commercial, manufactured, and popular. Participating artists include: Fyo Badkhen, Kate Dengg, Mary Helen Lowe, Madeline Ness, Peyton Ovsek, Maddy Cormier, Susana Meza, and Emily Voutes.
Denison shuttle provided: P1, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.